• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: August 31, 2017
  • Updated: September 1, 2017
Route type: Mid-distance Walk
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 7.78 km
  • Duration 1 h 56 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude -6 m
  • Peak 77 m
  • Climb 291 m
  • Descent 253 m

A circular walk around the edges of Kennoway on good tracks and woodland paths includes small stretches of roadside walking on pavements.

This walk starts at the Recycling Point on Old Station Road Kennoway, there is usually room enough to park here. If not, you can always park at the Oakwood Grill which is only around 200 meters from here and can provide a good place for a drink or a bite to eat, either before or after your walk.

From Old Station Road take the tarmac path southwards to the rear of the Oakwood Grill then turn right and carefully across the main road to reach the information board for Kennoway Den on Kennoway Burns road. Follow this road/track for a small distance till you reach a sign to lead you into Kennoway Den on the right.

Continue on the path along the Den following the course of the Den Burn on your right until you cross the larger stone bridge leading to the "Den Green" passing some of  the points of interest shown on the information board. This includes the 1704 Spa Bridge and the Den Green which was used by Kennoway's flourishing Linen Industry as the site for bleaching the raw linen cloth in the sunshine.

Carry on past the Den Green and the Cardy Well until the path turns right up a slope carrying along to the right to arrive above the Den Green. This ends the walk through the Den, you can retrace your steps to the start of the walk if you prefer a shorter walk.

If not, continue on to exit the Den by the left path onto Denhead and to carefully cross the road into Manse Park. Going through Kennoway Parish Church's car park to again, carefully cross over the busy Cupar road into Cotlands Park cutting over the football parks, (unless there are games on). follow the path until a rough path turns left into the bushes to take you on a path behind Seton Terrace into Meggie Den.

There is a rough path through the Den, depending on the time of year can be at times hard to follow especially to the west end of the Den, (relief can be taken by walking along the edge of the Den and the field). You will join up with a track at Wester Durie taking you again carefully, across the Kennoway to Leven road turning left towards Leven keeping to the pavement.

Follow the road to Leven turning right onto the tarmac path opposite Cock-ma-lane, taking you along behind Diageo. Which will, in about one and a half mile will return you to the start of your walk.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Mick Fife.

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1. Kennoway

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Kennoway has a small shopping centre where you're able to purchase food to suit most tastes. There are no public toilets, but toilets are available in the pubs and clubs.

Historically Kennoways position gave it importance in the old days while traveling by coach, as the stage road ran through Kennoway from the ferry at Pettycur, through Ceres, and on to St. Andrews. A look around The Causeway, which was the original main street, gives an insight into that past.

In the future it may become one of the Historic Points of Interests on the recently announced Pilgrims Way project, which plans to pass through Kennoway.

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